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Giving in the Spirit of the Season!

Your hospitals’ standard of care is based on how well we take care of patients most at risk.

You tend to think of injuries or physical illnesses first, but we are also concerned with taking care of community members confined to hospital who suffer with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and memory loss.

In these cases, “wandering” becomes the single most critical worry for those entrusted in our care.

Patients wander for many reasons.  Some feel they have a task to do, or may wander due to discomfort and agitation.  Patients may wander in search of their past or if they become disorientated.

You can help provide peace of mind to patients’ families, by helping the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation purchase a patient alarm wandering system for the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

How does it work?

The patient alarm wandering system consists of a bracelet/pendent and a monitor to scan an area and transmits a code identifying a patient.  If and when a patient enters areas they should not, the monitor will signal an alarm, lock down doors, and display the patient's name so staff may re-direct the person back to a more appropriate area.

This technology comes at a cost of $50,000, which is why we need your help.

In addition to providing peace of mind to family members, you will also relieve nursing staff of the need to constantly watch over patients at risk, freeing them to devote more time to important nursing duties.

Can we count on your support?  Please give as generously as possible now to ensure we continue to provide the highest level of safety for our at risk patients

You can make your donation now by going on the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation web site www.yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca, calling the Foundation at 902-749-1669 or mailing your cheque to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation at PO Box 7, Yarmouth NS B5A 4B1.

Sincerely,

Greg Barro, Chair
Yarmouth Hospital Foundation
PS Your gift, no matter what the size, will make a difference!